MS Golwalkar biography: We live in a time when people suffer from a thing called “Confirmation bias”. It can be briefly described as the tendency to favour or presume misinformation as facts that helps to ‘re-affirm’ one’s pre-existing beliefs or values based on one’s’ political preference. It is for this reason that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), an organisation that partakes in social welfare and promotes Sanatan culture, nationalism and civilisational values have been attempted to be shown in the dark light for unimaginable falsehoods.
Currently, the people in the top echelon of power either have had close proximity, relations or have had a profound impact of the Sangh’s ‘Karyapadhati’ and ‘Vichar’ on them.
The chronicles of ‘Guru Ji’
Madhav Sadashiv (MS) Golwalkar, affectionately called ‘Guru Ji’, was born in 1906 into a Brahmin family in Ramtek, Maharashtra. In 1927, he completed his Master’s degree in Science from Banaras Hindu University. Later on, he joined the university as a zoology professor. He was a versatile talent who came in contact with Sangh through Bhaiyyaji Dani.
Going ahead, the founder of RSS, Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, nominated him as sanghchalak of the RSS at BHU, and MS Golwalkar was bestowed the title “Guru Ji.” Afterwards, in 1936, he travelled to Bengal’s Sargachi in quest of spirituality. There he assisted Swami Akhandananda of the Ramakrishna Math for two years.
Following his return, he recommitted himself to the service of RSS. In 1940, at the age of 34, following the demise of then RSS Sarsanghchalak KB Hedgewar, he became the sarsanghchalak of RSS.
This made him the first Sarsanghchalak of RSS in Independent India and overall 2nd Chief of the organisation.
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MS Golwalkar was the first person who proposed the idea of the “Hindu Rashtra,” a cultural nation. It is believed to have evolved into the concept of the “Akhand Bharat Theory”, united nations for Bharatiyas. MS Golwalkar was one of the early Hindu nationalist thinkers in India. A collection of his speeches is available as Bunch of Thoughts.
MS Golwalkar successfully brought the organisation out of the well-oiled smear campaign to fix RSS in the murder case of Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi in 1948. He was among those who were detained at that time. He challenged the Congress administration to prove these unfound claims or lift the ban imposed on the organisation for political posturing against Hindu outfits. This forced the government to lift the arbitrary ban on RSS.
Under his leadership, the RSS grew in both size and influence, and began promoting the ideology of Hindu nationalism and the importance of India’s original culture. Overall, he served as the Chief of RSS for 33 years from 1940 till his demise in 1973. The visionary man is hailed as a Rashtra-rishi by the followers of RSS.
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